An Epitome of Faith (What we believe)

 

1. We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

 

2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgressions.

 

3. We believe that through atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

 

4. We believe that these ordinances are, first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

5. We believe that a man must be called of God by "prophecy, and by laying on of hands" by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer the ordinances thereof.

 

6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church; viz., apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.

 

7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, etc.

 

8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

 

9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

 

10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes, that Zion will be built upon this continent, that Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiac glory.

 

11. We claim privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our consciences, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

 

12. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul, "we believe all things, we hope all things," we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Joseph Smith, Jr. (Times and Seasons Vol. III, page 710, 1842)

The Basic Doctrines of the Church Explained

 

Please study the following classes in the order that they are listed.  These classes are designed to use what has been learned in previous classes as a basis for the classes that follow.  Thank you for your understanding.  May God bless you!

First Set of Classes- Salvation
1. Who is God
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2. Rebellion
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3. Salvation
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4. Eternal Life
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Second Set of Classes- Ministry
1. Authority
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2. Ministry
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3. Priesthood Offices
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Third Set of Classes- Scriptures
1. Open Canon of Scriptures
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2. Open Canon of Scriptures
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Fourth Set of Classes- Miscellaneous
Tithing
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Kingdom of Heaven
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Days of Rest
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Ordinances & Baptisms
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Family & Holiness
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Slide313
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Summary